Friday, September 08, 2006

By far, my favorite cartoon in the '80s was The Transformers. My high school friend and I would draw Starscream endlessly, most of the time in ridiculous situations. I wanted to do more of a straight action sketch this time, so I created a duel between him and one of my other '80s favorites, Lion-O (who has already seen much love this week!).



Blogger Dave Pryor said...

Starscream is such a crybaby! He deserves to have his guns kicked off by Lion-O!

I was really looking forward to this one. Very cool Kurt. I think my favorite part is the perfectly handled trail of smoke coming out of Starscream's busted shoot-hole.

7:38 PM  
Blogger Kevin Barber said...

Excellent Kurt. This looks like you had alot of fun doing it.

9:38 PM  
Blogger boob said...

Do you know how expensive it is to have a gun barrel replaced at the dealer? I'd be crying too. Maybe that gun barrel was sliced off by the Sword of Omens the way it looks cut so cleanly.

You're living the dream Kurt. Drawing big robots. I wouldn't have dared to attempt to draw a transformer. All those squares within squares hurts my head. And it does look like starscream is whining with the way his lip is curling up. I think the straightened leg works better too.

2:09 AM  
Blogger Jeff Williams said...

Sweet Kurt!

I always loved/hated Starscream. He'd pull me in and push me away simultaneously.

You're a master with that red pencil.

2:30 AM  
Blogger Ian Simmons said...

Very nice, Sir. This looks like promo art from some Ultimate Cartoon Fighting series that never aired. And Starscream's reaction confirms the rumor that he doesn't allow just anyone into his cockpit! I'm so ashamed of myself...

6:38 AM  
Blogger Lauren said...

Really solid piece! very cool :-D

7:30 AM  
Blogger Phil G said...

I'm a little disappointed, Kurt. How could you let a lion guy (with the lamest "lion man" name ever) have the upper hand over a robot in your drawing?

Now, I don't remember a lot about this television program, but I do seem to recall a whiny robot with an ear-twisting voice. Even so... he's a robot! No sword could sever a gun barrel when milled to the proper spec. Are we to assume that a laser cannon loses most of it's functionality when the barrel is shortened, say, by a blow from a mideival sword? Does this mean that the lasing medium is housed near the tip? I find this improbable.

However: the robot's face seems to be made from one seamless sheet of metal (presumably). If that is the case, does it move? Can his facial expression change? Please explain. Also, please describe the means of powering such a machine without external energy storage. I expect the operating time of an autonomous robot would be very short, especially if the weapons on his arms are energy weapons, as opposed to simple ballistic ones.

Also, the lion man shouldn't win this fight because he has huge 80's hair and he's stupid.

Then again, you did mention something about ridiculous situations.

Excellent drawing. I applaud your courage at attempting a foreshortened lion man femur. Executed without a hitch!

Yours etc,
Ivan Gorbanstrov

8:26 AM  

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